A digital tax would hurt consumers

The EU has long considered levying a tax of between two and six percent on the local revenues of platform giants. The prospect of trade talks with the US has brought this topic back into the spotlight. However, an EU-wide digital tax would limit potential future innovation. As it stands right now, the European Commission […]

[Podcast] Oppen Dieren Episod 3: OpenLux

Déi drëtt Episod vum neie Podcast “Oppen Dieren” ass disponibel um Lëtzebuerger Journal. Dir fannt déi ganz Episod andeems dir HEI klickt. Hei ass een Teaser: Dir kënnt onofhängege Journalismus ënnerstëtze andeems dir iech op de Lëtzebuerger Journal abonnéiert. Méi Informatioune fannt dir op journal.lu.

Free to choose: adult consumers should make their own decisions

We have created a public policy monster that lurks out from the backroom once we eye the cookie jar… Not a day goes by without a public health campaigner knocking on your door (though currently it’s probably an email) to explain to your which product should be banned or taxed out of existence. It used […]

There is an easy way to make medicine instantly cheaper

COVID-19 has heightened public awareness on the question of drug prices. After vaccine prices had been leaked to the public by Belgian minister Eva de Bleeker, questions arose on the costs associated with creating vaccines. This is essentially a similar debate when it comes to the prices of all drugs. The question of how to […]

The problem with the plastic debate

The European Union’s new plastic tax has come into effect on January 1. You’ll see this new tax often described as an EU-tax that you pay directly as a consumer into a treasury in Brussels. While that indirectly true, it’s important to understand how it works. The plastic tax charges a tax of 80 Euro […]

[Reportage] D’Europäescht Parlament diskutéiert nei EU-Budgetspropose

Dëse Reportage gouf fir RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg produzéiert, a gouf den 11. November iwwerdroen. De ganze Beitrag fënnt een och hei. Orban-Regierung ass géint d’Konditioun, datt d’Member-Länner nëmme vun EU-Gelder kënne profitéieren, wa se Rechtsstaatlechkeet an Demokratie respektéieren. D’Europaparlament zu Bréissel huet e Mëttwoch den neie Budgetsaccord zwëscht de Verhandlungsteams vum Parlament a Conseil diskutéiert. Hei geet […]